The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) E-Verify system will now contact employees directly in the event of a Social Security Administration (SSA) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC). The revised March 2013 Form I-9 includes a space for an employee to voluntarily provide his or her e-mail address. If provided, employers must include the e-mail address when inputting the Form I-9 data in the E-Verify system. Effective July 1, 2013, employees for whom a TNC has been generated will receive a courtesy notification directly from E-verify concurrent with the employer's notification. This feature does not alter or alleviate the employer's obligation to contact the employee directly following a mismatch of information and receipt of TNC. E-verify will also send e-mail notifications if no action to resolve the TNC has occurred within four days (of the maximum eight days), and once the TNC is overcome, including information about any possible need to update a SSA or DHS record.

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